Woman died after suffering stroke
A WOMAN died in hospital after suffering a stroke at a care home.
Eunice Whyte, 86, suffered a stroke on September 9, last year, while she was living at Ashfields Residential Home on Prestbury Road in Macclesfield, an inquest heard.
A doctor assessed Eunice and advised care home staff to monitor the grandmother, the hearing was told.
Two days later when Eunice was injured falling from her bed, she was taken to Macclesfield Hospital.
Eunice, a retired nurse, did not recover and died on September 18.
An inquest at Macclesfield Town Hall concluded that Eunice died from a naturally occurring stroke and accidental fall.
Coroner Nicholas Rheinberg said Eunice had many medical problems.
Sharon Bannister, manager of Ashfields, told the inquest that Eunice was ‘acting normally’, sitting up and chatting to staff.
She said that her condition deteriorated two days later after Eunice fell out of bed around 5pm.
Mrs Bannister said Eunice was checked again at 7pm but had deteriorated by 8pm when an ambulance was called.
A brain scan revealed bleeding to the brain, caused by the original stroke, and a head injury, believed to have occurred during the fall.